Notice of Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of The City University of New York—applicable to all colleges and units— to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees and to admit and provide services for students without discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, pregnancy, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, caregiver or familial status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws. This policy is set forth in CUNY's Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination.

CUNY's Policy on Sexual Misconduct prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, gender harassment and sexual violence. Inquiries concerning sexual misconduct or sex discrimination may be made to the individuals specified in that Policy or may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

It is also the University's policy to provide reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments, when appropriate, to individuals with disabilities, individuals observing religious practices, individuals who have pregnancy or childbirth-related medical conditions and victims of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses. The process for addressing these issues is set forth in CUNY's Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments.

Retaliation for reporting or opposing discrimination, cooperating with an investigation of a discrimination complaint, or requesting an accommodation or academic adjustment is also prohibited.

To access CUNY's Policy and Procedures on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination, Policy on Sexual Misconduct, and Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments, please visit these links:

Web Link for Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy Opens in a new window

Web Link for Sexual Misconduct Policy Opens in a new window

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The following persons have been designated at Queensborough Community College to handle inquiries and complaints relating to CUNY's Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination and Policy on Sexual Misconduct and to ensure compliance with CUNY's Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments:

Josephine Pantaleo
Chief Diversity Officer
Administration Building A 309
718-631-6391
JPantaleo@qcc.cuny.edu

Belinda Delgado
Title IX Officer
Administration Building A 413
718-281-5755
BDelgado@qcc.cuny.edu

The following federal, state, and local agencies enforce laws against discrimination:

President Call's Reaffirmation of Commitment to Diversity/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Services for Individuals

  • Provide advice regarding EO/AA policies and procedures
  • Information and Referral
  • Investigate complaints of discrimination
  • Assist in identifying employment opportunities
  • Recommend appealed accessibility solutions for persons with disabilities
  • Assist campus committee groups to review the outcome and impact of College decisions

Services for Departments/Groups

  • Workshops on EO/AA Topics
  • Technical Assistance in resolving EO/AA issues
  • Assistance for recruitment strategies for women, minorities, people with disabilities and Vietnam Era, disabled and other eligible Veterans
  • Training programs for Non-teaching Instructional and Full-time Instructional and student presentations

Policy Development and Implementation

  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the College’s affirmative action pluralism and diversity programs
  • Assist the Personnel Office, Office of Faculty and Staff Relations and the Academic Affairs Office to analyze employment transactions and the intended or unintended impact of those activities.
  • Participation on affirmative Action Committee, ADA/504 Committee, Sexual Harassment Panel/Education Committee

Reasonable Accommodations for Visitors

Visitors seeking accommodations should contact in a timely manner the 504/ADA Coordinator at the College or unit they are visiting. The 504/ADA Coordinator may refer the request to the relevant campus office(s) for processing.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. The City University of New York/QCC is an EEO/IRCA/ADA employer.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust CenterOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and ArchivesOpens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.